Depending on how bad the pain is, live with it. I have overdone it sometimes and it can take 2-3 days to recover. Then don't work those muscles again that hard, but do go back to the dog that bit you and do it again....at a lower intensity level.
Some sore muscles when you start new exercises is part of getting in shape. Hopefully, you feel the muscle soreness, but it goes away in 24 hours. If it sticks around for days, you worked it too hard and have to back off somewhat.
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9,692 1/20/13 11:06 A
It sounds like you're experiencing actual pain; I'd recommend checking with a doctor to ensure you haven't pulled or twisted something, or otherwise injured yourself. They'll be able to tell you what's going on!
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8 1/19/13 10:45 P
Thanks, I am use to getting sore after a workout and I was but all the places I was sore is better but my leg still hurts, BAD. I knew that activity could help so I did some yard work and it seemed to have made it worse. Thanks for the advice everyone!!!
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Discomfort is one thing and pain is another. If you are in pain, I would recommend you avoid all activity until you are pain free and if you do not get any relief after a few days or if things worsen, you may want to contact your doctor.
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1/19/13 12:44 P
He's right, sometimes exercise helps the muscle because it increases blood flow, which aids in healing. I assumed you had a bad injury, which is why I said 'no exercise'. But, truthfully trying a little activity first to see if it improves is a good thing. If not, then do as I recommended earlier, doctor visit.
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4,114 1/19/13 10:51 A
Extreme soreness is not uncommon when you do a routine for the first time (or the first time in a long time). However, it's important to distinguish between soreness and pain. Ironically enough, one of the best temporary respites from soreness is activity. A walk or maybe light exercise might relieve you for a bit. If it's extremely painful, rest and avoid activity. If it gets worse, see a doc.
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519 1/19/13 10:29 A
What exercise(s) were you doing when you noticed you were having trouble with your leg?
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1/19/13 10:29 A
Do not work out yet. You should get a recommendation from a physical therapist. For now, take anti-inflammatory medications and RICE- Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. Alternate the use of heat, like from a hot bath, not a hot pad, because often with injured muscle, it responds better to wet heat.
I have been to a physical therapist after a back injury.
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8 1/19/13 9:58 A
I did a new workout the other day and I was very sore in places I didn't know I had. Today I wake up and my thigh is still killing me! Almost to the point I can hardly bend my knee. What did I di or what should I do? I don't want to not workout but I don't want to push it either. HELP!!!
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